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Investors snap up shares as semiconductor group IQE raises £95mln

The placing shares represent approximately 9.9% of the AIM-listed group’s share capital.
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Shares in semiconductor wafer specialist IQE plc (LON: IQE) shot higher as it revealed investors had snapped up shares in a placing to raise £95mln.

IQE announced the placing after the market closed last night at 140p, or no premium to the prevailing market price.

WATCH: IQE set to break through £1 zone before end of August

The placing shares represent approximately 9.9% of the AIM-listed group’s share capital.

IQE will use the money to expand its manufacturing capability for a new type of semiconductor wafer (VCSEL) used in new ranges of 3D gaming applications.

READ: IQE's track record of growth will continue, Peel Hunt says as it upgrades stock to 'buy'

The company has been one of AIM’s best performers this year with the share price rising more than four-fold.

It rose 17% to 164.2p today.

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IQE plc Timeline

May 03 2013
December 05 2012

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